In the last 5 years, there has been a 60% increase in the number of employees getting high at work – according to an EHS Today article, High Reliability Organizations anticipate and respond to avoid catastrophic safety risk.
An interview with Jaime Feinberg, Vice President of Risk Control with Captive Resources, LLC (CRI) – insurance consultants who empower best-in-class companies to seize control of their insurance programs, lower costs, and develop safer workplaces.
“In many states, employees have the legal right to use recreational cannabis,” Lynn says. “Someone could smoke at a barbecue on a Saturday, and risk testing positive [for THC in their blood] on Monday morning.” And their urine and hair would test positive for weeks.”
Guest Contributor Christine M. Jensen shares that despite short-term challenges, the best long-term strategy for employers and employees is to continue cannabis testing.
With increased legalization and acceptable use of marijuana, positive oral fluid, urine, and hair test results no longer provide as much value.
What should employers do now that marijuana legalization has disrupted workplace drug testing that hasn’t really changed in 30 years?